North-Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean and connected seas

Tsunami Information Centre

NEAMTIC Activities

The NEAMTIC project: Objectives and approaches

The project objectives were to:

  • Make citizens, especially youth, aware of risks of floods from the sea in coastal areas, such as tsunamis, storm surges and strong swells
  • Acquire knowledge on and practicing safe behaviour;
  • Identify, share and disseminate good practices in plans, methods and procedures to strengthen preparedness for sea-level related hazards, including mitigation through integrated coastal zone management approaches;
  • Fostering linkages between the European Commission and the IOC on intergovernmental and transnational actions to develop the NEAMTWS.

To fulfill its objectives, NEAMTIC has undertaken the following actions:

  1. Development and distribution of multilingual education, awareness and preparedness materials;
  2. Identification and exchange of good practices and assist civil protection authorities in the establishment of national and regional warning systems on coastal inundation, and the reduction of risks from tsunamis and other sea-level related hazards through comprehensive mitigation programmes, including Integrated Coastal Zone Management; and
  3. Provision of information on warning systems for tsunamis and other sea-level related hazards to civil protection authorities